From DCist:

D.C. is the most Uber friendly big city in America, according to a think tank that “promotes free markets and limited, effective government.”

R Street ranked the 50 biggest cities in the U.S. by their regulatory “friendliness” to transportation network companies, like Uber and Lyft, taxis and limos. From a base score of 90, D.C. received a 100 in the Uber category, an 85 in limo regulations and a 95 for taxis. (We’re sure they would disagree.)…

…Indeed, the Council just passed a bill to regulate so-called “ridesharing services” by impsong new commercial insurance requirements on private vehicles-for-hire and requiring criminal background checks that go back seven years. Taxi drivers say the regulations unfairly allow Uber to operate.

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